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Ed Sheeran quits Twitter: 'One comment ruins your day'

The Shape of You singer is no longer using Twitter

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Emmy Griffiths
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Ed Sheeran has revealed that he has quit Twitter after receiving negative comments on the social media channel. The Shape of You singer spoke about his decision to the Sun, saying: "I've actually come off Twitter completely. I can't read it. I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things. Twitter's a platform for that. One comment ruins your day. But that's why I've come off it. The head-[expletive] for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much."

READ: Ed Sheeran takes to Twitter to defend his Glastonbury performance

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Fans of the singer, including Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt, tweeted their disappointment that Ed had left Twitter. Scarlett wrote: "Aww this makes me so sad that someone so lovely, talented & whose music brings so much joy to others gets hate & upset from others." Another fan added: "Nasty Twitter has finally chased Ed Sheeran away. SMH! Saying mean things is NOT okay! Trolling is NOT okay!! Stop hurting people's feelings."

READ: David and Victoria Beckham cuddle up as they watch Ed Sheeran at Glastonbury

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Ed took to Twitter to defend his performance at Glastonbury in late June after he was accused of using a backing track. He wrote: "Never thought I'd have to explain it, but everything I do in my live show is live, it's a loop station, not a backing track. Please google." He then added: "Anyway, great night, great atmosphere, family, friends, fun. Love you all." Speaking about headlining the famous music festival, he said: "I would like to say it was a dream of mine. But I never thought I would even get to the point where I was playing this stage, let alone headlining it."